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the president at this point or is the economy baked into this election? >> both things are probably true. the point that you made about the lowest level since he took office, that's important. we're already seeing in polling are more optimism among voters about the economy. that all is to the president's benefit but a very weak rae covery. 114,000 jobs is not very robust at all. you still have a very high percentage of those who have been out of work for six months or more so the economy is still really hurt iing. the question is whether anything that happens on the economy now is enough to move people's feelings significantly when you're down to a point of a much smaller pool of voters who will change their minds at this point. >> what do you have coming up on "meet the press" this morning? >> we have a special panel including newt gingrich and robert gibbs. also, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week about his personal failings and the race for the white house. >> david gregory, thank you very much. >>> up next on "today," is bigger better when it comes to people
their best to really make it count. >> they clashed on a wide range of topics, everything from the economy, to iran, even some social issues, and in stark contrast to the first presidential debate, this one was animated. it was fast-paced, full of cutting attacks. let's get right to nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd. he is at the debate hall in danville, kentucky. chuck, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, matt. it was a tale of two different debate strategies really. for joe biden it was about calming down supporters upset with president obama's performance last week. he went with the kitchen sink approach. paul ryan, he went with the do no harm mantra. >> when we look weak, our adversary are much more willing to test us. they are more brazen in their attacks and our allies are -- >> that's all a bunch of malarkey. >> reporter: joe biden played the role of attack dog, gesturing, interrupting, laughing, make is his presence felt when paul ryan was speaking. >> under a romney administration, we will have credibility on this issue. >> vice pre
what? >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. it's it's sesame street. >> this morning john mccain on the state of the race with the election exactly four weeks away. >>> and skin and bones. matthew mcconaughey goes from this to this. the story behind the actor's startling weight loss today, tuesday, october 9th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie, and you are? >> i'm matt lauer. >> we're so happy to have you here. >> good to be back. it's been a week. >> i actually requested reunited to get us all in the mood. >> you went right to peaches and herb. >> old school. ♪ reunited >> haven't heard that one in a while. thank you, appreciate it. >> welcome back. >> seems like a busy week. >> very happy to have you back. hard to talk politics with peaches and herbs is playing. >> a lot has happened. >> or big bird coming front and center in the presidential cam
to this next presidential debate, how are we going to build this economy for middle class america? are we going to do it as president obama and vice president biden want to did it from the middle out, strengthening opportunity and investing in education and bringing manufacturing jobs back overseas or with mitt romney, tax breaks for the rich. >> how much pressure has that first debate put on vice president biden's shoulders tomorrow now? >> well, i look forward to watching the vice president tomorrow. i know he's eager to do it. i think he's going to have to be on his toes because my guess is you're going to see what mitt romney tried to do which is paul ryan, congressman ryan walk away from the positions that he's held during this campaign and try to give a much, much different and softer image for the american people. >> we'll all be watching. robert gibbs, thank you for your time. >> thanks, matt. >> a reminder, can you watch the vice presidential debate. that's tomorrow night, 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific right here on nbc. >>> now 11 after the hours. here's savannah. >>> matt, thank you. th
opponents using the economy as a political weapon. mitt romney for his part at another separate rally in virginia said don't be deceived by these numbers. they don't reflect the number of people who actually have quit the work force and have given up looking for work. in reality, that number has gone down, too. the so called real unemployment rate now at 14.7%. one more thing. mitt romney in a conservative television interview went and disavowed that infamous comment that he made that has cost him so much politically, that 47% of americans he called victims, said they would never vote for him. he said he was flat-out wrong to make that comment. >> mike, thank you. we asked joe scarborough from "morning joe" to take a look back at the week that was in politics. something we're going to call our "weekend mojo." >> so, joe, it was an important week. the presidential election, the unemployment rate came out yesterday at 7.8%. that seems to be -- appeared to be good news for the president. >> there's a big economic debate on exactly what it means. we debated it this week when the number ca
to the economy, what will we do as the president and vice president want to do by strengthening education and bringing the manufacturing jobs back from overseas or do it like mitt romney, tax breaks for the wealthy and building the economy from the top. >> all right. how much pressure has the first debate put on vice president biden's shoulders tomorrow? >> i look forward to talk watch the vice president tomorrow. he is eager to do it. i guess he will have to be on the toes, and you see what mitt romney did is congressman ryan walk away from the positions he has held in the campaign and give a much, much different and softer image for the american people. >> we will all be watching. thank you, robert gibbs, for your time. reminder to watch the vice presidential debate right here tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. on nbc. >>> and a colorado couple is speaking out for the first time since the disappearance of their 10-year-old daughter. miguel al guerlguerra has more this. >> this morning the family opens up since the police investigation. >> reporter: at a park where she often played, more than 1,000 o
, everything from the economy to iran, even some social issues and in stark contrast to the first presidential debate, this one was animated. let's get straight to chuck todd in danville, kentucky. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was a tale of two different debate strategies with joe biden trying to calm down supporters, still upset over president obama's performance last week. he went with the kitchen sink approach, while paul ryan embraced the old do no harm strategy. >> when we look weak, our adversaries are more willing to test us, more brazen in attacks. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of mal arch ee. >> reporter: joe biden played the role of attack dog, gesturing, interrupting, laughing, making his presence felt when paul ryan was speaking. >> under a romney administration, we will have credibility on this issue. >> vice president biden. >> incredible. >> thank heavens we have these sanctions in place, it is in spite of their opposition. >> oh, god. >> it has been discredited by six other studies. over 100 criminal investigations. >> go ahead. >> reporter: at one poin
the latter. take 500 people to vegas -- although it would be very good for their local economy. >> my friends and family have never been. it would an opportunity for them to experience vegas. >> as this is coming to a close do you feel like you've changed, you've grown up, evolved since the show started? >> yeah. i definitely think we all have grown up. because of the show, jenny is now engaged. she found her future husband. >> what is cool, we can actually watch ourselves and learn from any mistakes or highest points we had. we kind of grow up together. >> any regrets? most people who learn something regret something in the process, any regrets? >> i do. i was wild. i was wild child. i feel like i grew as a person. i watched myself and i forgot to wear underwear to the club, who does that? now i won't do that. i feel like i've grown as a person and this show helped me do that. >> you look so much slimmer. i'm looking at you in person. you dropped a lot of weight, right? >> i think i more lost inches, too, from working out. i lost about maybe 15, but i really don't weigh myself. >> did you wa
the administration response to the jobs report. >> this economy is not doing well. the fact that you have a white house celebrating an unemployment rate of 7.8% with 23 million americans out of work or unemployed or underemployed tells you a lot about the failure of this administration's policies. >> reporter: romney made a delivered shift towards sharing a more compassionate side, something he long resisted, in three rallies recounting memories of a 14-year-old he befriended with leukemia. >> he asked me a difficult question. he said mitt, what's next. he called me brother romney, what's next. david passed away. i'll always remember, never forget his courage, his clear eyes, his full heart. david can't lose. i love the greatness of the soul of the american people. >> reporter: and this week's main event, in fact, won't include mitt romney or president obama. it is the vice presidential debate set for this thursday in kentucky between joe biden and paul ryan, and suddenly after the lopsided performance by the president last week, womillie, e stakes are higher. >> peter alexander, thank you. peter
's plan to eliminate federal subsidies and calling bird big a menace to our economy, matt, on the level of bernie madoff. >> peter alexander, thank you. >>> senator john mccain good to see you and thank you for coming on. >> thanks, matt. >> i will get to the campaign ad in a second. no one questioned your expertise or knowledge on foreign policy when you ran for president. it was considered one of your strengths. i'd like you to compare your knowledge on foreign policy with mitt romney's. how do you think he stacks up? >> i think he stacks up very well because he has the same instincts and principles and view of america's role in the world that ronald regan did. mitt understands the need for american leadership and understands this president is leading from behind. this president says wars in the middle east are receding, that the tide of war is receding. what is receding in the middle east is american leadership. when you look at afghanistan, iraq, the confrontation with iran, the looming, the situation in libya where they sent out -- you know, on and on. they are calling that a terro
. >> this is a tough economy, and it's finally, finally the unemployment rate is coming down. do we really want to send it up because we were honest with our bosses, probably not? >> okay. >> good point. >> question three. >> we're convinced, you win. >> my boyfriend and i were having a quiet drink at a neighborhood bar. a couple came in with a newborn baby and toddler, at the bar. we were horrified but nobody said anything, not even when the toddler had a meltdown. should the bartender have thrown this family out? >> that's on the parents. >> i've seen this before. >> not the bartender's role. >> bars,gzjjt)qj in bar. >> don't bring the baby into the bar. push the big bugaboo stroller into a crowded bar. i don't get if. >> some expectations of adult zones, right? >> probably. >> would you talk to the bartender, would you go up to mom and dad, what would you do? >> repressive. >> i mean, i'm just shocked that parents don't realize and first of all put themselves in that situation. when your kid is having a meltdown, i as a parent feel the need to like, okay, let's get out of here right away so i don't
's response to one of the latest job report. >> the economy is not doing well and the fact that you have a white house celebrating an unemployment rate of 7.8% with 23 million americans out of work or unemployed or underemployed tells you a lot about the failure of this administration's polici policies. >> reporter: romney has made a shift to sharing a more compassionate side, something he resisted, in three straight rallies recounting the memories of a 14-year-old he befriended with leukemia. >> he asked me a very difficult question, mitt, what's knock. he called me brother romney, what's next? david passed away, but i'll always remember and never forget his courage, his clear eyes, his full heart. david can't lose. i love the greatness of the soul of the american people. >> reporter: and this week's main event doesn't actually include the president or mitt romney. instead, it's the vice presidential debate. this thursday between vice president joe biden and romney's running mate, paul ryan. after the lopsided debate this past week, willie, the stakes are now higher than ever. >> a lot
401(k) into a fidelity ira and take control of your personal economy. this is going to be helpful. call or come in today. fidelity investments. turn here. >>> back now at 8:11 with a scary moment that happened on live television over the weekend. qvc co-host kathy had only been on the air a couple of minutes when she started to waver, she patted her chest, and suddenly she collapsed. here's what it looked like at the time. and she is now -- >> you okay? >> -- with us. kathy, good morning. nice to see you upright, i should say that. how are you feeling? >> i feel really good. you know, i feel good. i just want to thank everyone who has reached out to me on twitter and facebook. it's been really overwhelming. >> i know you're a mom, you've got three children, it was early in the morning on sunday. you hadn't had a lot to eat. >> yeah, i ran out the door, grabbed something quick and went on my way, you know. my daughter was up late that night teething. i have three kids under the age of 4. so as a working mom, you just forget to take care of yourself sometimes. >> i was going to say,
'll call it the economy tax. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> still to come on "today," an amazing story. a young cancer survivor carried across the finish line of a triathlon by a marine after his prosthetic leg broke. this morning, that young man, his parents and the hero marine are all here live. >>> plus, 45 years later, i'll catch up with the stars of "the carol burnett show." >>> good morning. it is 7:26 on this saturday, october 13th. i'm richard jordan topping your news today in a stunning turn of events the nationals are staying home for the winter. at one point the nats were leading the cardinals 6-0 in the winner take all game five but the cards stormed back winning the game 9-7 and knocking the nationals right out of the playoffs. next up for the cardinals they head west to play the san francisco giants in the national league championship series. alexandria police are working to try to solve a rash of at least t
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